Viceland is about to get a strong (and much needed) dose of feminism with the announcement of Gloria Steinem’s docu-series “Woman.”
Vice is well known for it’s male-centric programming with shows like ‘Balls Deep’ and ‘King of the Road’. So when we heard about “Woman,” it was like a breath of fresh air. The team creating “Woman” is primarily female, making it the only show on Vice like it.
The series takes us to 8 different countries over 8 episodes, including Pakistan and the Congo. Covering issues like child marriage in Zambia, rape as a tool of war in the Congo, and sexual attacks in the United States military. Steinem opens and closes each episode by sharing what hardships women face all over the world. Each episode different young female journalists/activists chosen by Vice travel and interview women facing these real life problems. While turning to Steinem on who to connect with and gain access to. Due to her long career as an activist, she has developed relationships with people all over the globe.
“Woman” is a show we need right now. People need to see the struggles women face all over the world and in our own backyards. We can’t keep shying away from the reality of violence against women. Gloria Steinem has always been a voice of all women, no matter race or background. “Woman” will certainly bring awareness and hopefully change.
Catch “Woman” on Viceland Tuesdays 10pm ET.